Health Professionals

Lift for Life encourages a collaborative care approach. Program providers collect and submit participant data to produce reports for the participant and their medical and health professional.

To support client referral relationships, Fitness Australia has produced a Referral Kit for the fitness industry, developed through extensive consultation and collaboration with fitness service providers, General Practitioners, Sports Physicians, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and other health professionals. The Referral kit includes interactive guides, tools and templates. Go to

Download Fitness Australia's Who we are and What we do fact sheet for health professionals now.


Who should do Lift for Life?

Adults of any age and any fitness level, with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes or other chronic conditions.

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The Evidence

The International Diabetes Institute's Lift, Loosen and Lose for Diabetes' study, was the first in the world to demonstrate the benefits of regular progressive strength training in older adults with type 2 diabetes.

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Refer your clients

Begin referring into Lift for Life by completing a Recommendation to Particpate form for those who are considered high risk.

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Fact Sheets for your clients

Fact sheets about exercise, resistance training and chronic conditions.

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Physical activity, physical functioning and disability in older adults

Understanding the minimal dose of physical activity required to achieve improvement in physical functioning and reductions in disability risk is necessary to inform public health recommendations. To examine the effect of physical activity dose on changes in physical functioning and the onset of major mobility disability in The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study Read more


Less than 1 in 5 Australia's don't meet strength training guidelines

Only 9% - 19% of Australian adults meet the muscle strengthening activity guidelines. This is the latest from a study by Dr Jason Bennie of Victoria University's Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, and his co-authors of the FIT & WELL Study, partly funded by Fitness Australia. Read more